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nba.com (Michael C. from Atlanta) -- Do I find it strange that Urkel has a blog on nba.com? Without question. Do I agree with him, however, that Manu Ginobili bears a striking resemblance to Balki from "Perfect Strangers"? Check it out for yourself. No doubt about it. Am I asking and answering my own questions for no apparent reason right now? Absolutely.

guardian.co.uk -- Is it that far-fetched now to picture "Rambo XII: Pinewood Assisted Living" taking place in twenty years?

Staff nurse: "John, let Mr. Patterson go and come down for lunch. We have no time for this."

Old Man Rambo: "They drew first blood, not me."

Staff nurse: "Ugh, here we go again ... "

mcsweeneys.net (Dan H.) -- Are you like me, one of those people who laughs along with the article until you slowly realize that he's writing about you? It's sad, but true. In a perfect world, I wholeheartedly believe that my fantasy basketball championship from two years ago should be more impressive than any amount of money or charm. I wish that I was kidding.

(By the way, while you're at the site, check out the Costner link

espn.com -- My favorite part of this article is Annie Duke's trash-talking tactic of telling a magazine that she believes Phil Hellmuth suffers from some obscure neurobiological disorder that causes deficient social and communication skills. You just don't get that kind of stuff in mainstream sports. For example, contrast the above with the Guillen/Ordonez feud in baseball on (cnnsi.com), which culminated in Ozzie Guillen calling Magglio Ordonez "another Venezuelan [expletive]." I'm just saying, completely different styles.

ajc.com -- This is one of those links that I still haven't figured out what to do with. Clearly, it's everything that a Link of the Day should be: sports related, slightly offensive, and befitting of a condescending one-liner. But at the same time, it's a huge story which most of you have probably already heard of, plus I can't show the video. Now can you appreciate how unbelievably difficult my job is, and why I should be getting paid like the Dukes of Hazzard intern?


WEDNESDAY
hollywood.com -- Brooke Shields is my new hero. Responding to Scientology Boy's holier than thou drug rant on her (hollywood.com), Shields stated, "His comments are dangerous. He should stick to saving the world from aliens." Game. Set. Match.

seattlepi.com -- I saw Richard Marx at The Omni in '88 when the same thing happened. A fan jumped on stage and Richie just lost his mind, went right at the guy with a running windmill. It took a dozen security guards just to pull the crazed hit-machine off of him. No eight year-old should have witnessed what I saw that day.

warriorsmovie.co.uk (Ken C.) -- Worried that I would only be able to smile and nod at all the reader references to "The Warriors," I vowed to finally see the movie after becoming The Intern. Still working on that. Anyways, I have a feeling that watching this remake instead and then trying to chime in on the jokes would end very badly for me.

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